Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Tacrocord Capsule
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.
Tacrocord Capsule side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Liver damage
  • Diarrhoea
  • Kidney damage
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased glucose level in blood
How to use Tacrocord Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
How Tacrocord Capsule works
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response following transplant of an organ (eg. liver, kidney, heart). This helps your body to accept the new organ as if it were your own.
Tacrocord Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Tacrocord Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

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  • Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.
  • It may take 3 to 4 months for the medication to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may take 3 to 4 months for the medication to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever, or general illness. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney function regularly. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to help with your kidney function.
  • Do not stop taking Tacrocord 0.5 mg Capsule without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tacrocord with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is tacrolimus nephrotoxic or cytotoxic?
Tacrolimus may cause destruction of certain types of cells (cytotoxic) and may impair kidney function (nephrotoxic). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is tacrolimus safe?
Yes. Tacrolimus is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Does tacrolimus cause diabetes, hair loss, tiredness, or depression?
Tacrolimus may cause diabetes, hair loss, tiredness, or depression. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is tacrolimus a steroid?
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug. It is not a steroid drug
Q. Is tacrolimus the same as Prograf?
Yes. Progarf is a branded form of tacrolimus available in the market
Q. Can I take tacrolimus with omeprazole?
Omeprazole may increase the blood levels of tacrolimus. It can be taken with omeprazole only if prescribed by your doctor
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Aug 2018.
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